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I was the dude on the BMW S1000RR and it was very nice to meet ya man, great day out and defo hooked :)
Great to meet you too J and seanr1 too. I'll be seeing you in March again so! Lovely bike and great to see it where it belongs even if you didn't intend bringing it!
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Great to meet you too J and seanr1 too. I'll be seeing you in March again so! Lovely bike and great to see it where it belongs even if you didn't intend bringing it!
I was on the old GPZ500 sun lounger. Good to meet you, and I think I was talking to Johnny 1 in pit lane. I've been hooked for years.
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I was on the old GPZ500 sun lounger. Good to meet you, and I think I was talking to Johnny 1 in pit lane. I've been hooked for years.
Meant to get back over to you for a proper look at the best sunlounger in the world. Some engineering there Quasiff, I'll see you at the next one
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Hi lads,

In your experience at what lap times on the international circuit should one have to safely move up to the intermediate group?
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Cheers, I think I'll try just that next time. I'm sure if I start to feel way off my pace there would be no problem to bounce back to novice.
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Cheers, I think I'll try just that next time. I'm sure if I start to feel way off my pace there would be no problem to bounce back to novice.
What your hurry to get out of novice? If you're too quick in novice, the marshals will get you moved. Inters is a hodge podge of talents. It contains the riders who should be in novice, but think they're too quick and don't want to be seen as novice riders, proper inters who are quick enough, riders who should move up to advanced, but want to be seen as quick in that group, and riders who should be in advanced, but want to have a "battle" with their mates. All of the above out in one group, and all getting in each others way.
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Hey guys, I was looking into my first track day in Mondello park and saw that you need to go through a training day before that. Fair enough. But then... they say they only do training days between March and June?? Is that true?

I have all my track gear back home in Italy, so I would only be able to get everything to Ireland after mid August. Do I really have to wait till next year?
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Hey guys, I was looking into my first track day in Mondello park and saw that you need to go through a training day before that. Fair enough. But then... they say they only do training days between March and June?? Is that true?

I have all my track gear back home in Italy, so I would only be able to get everything to Ireland after mid August. Do I really have to wait till next year?
If you have a full licence that's accepted. Not 100% about an italian one but i guess it'd be fine.
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Oh! The website doesn't specify that (or else I missed it). Thanks, I'll send them an email.

I've had a few track days before, I would have certainly enjoyed the course but if that meant waiting till next year, I'd certainly be happier going for the full track day and be "stuck" with the novices
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Oh! The website doesn't specify that (or else I missed it). Thanks, I'll send them an email.

I've had a few track days before, I would have certainly enjoyed the course but if that meant waiting till next year, I'd certainly be happier going for the full track day and be "stuck" with the novices
The track day training is only a requirement on a provisional so should be grand. enjoy
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Awesome! First date available would be Wednesday the 12th of September. Anyone else in the forum will be attending (or interested in)?
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Although the National circuit does look quite boring compared to the more varied International...
That's a pity they have so few dates. I guess that October is already too late in the season to get decent weather.
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Hey guys! New season is near!

I'd have another question about Mondello.
Do you guys know if there are riding schools that offer a full day track course there? Something in small groups, and more formal than just asking for help to the marshalls.
Possibly for someone entry level intermediate who wants to improve further on speed and technique.

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There a track day training course on the 10th run by bike2bike
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Track training day will give you the very basics. It's more for the marshals to see if you can actually ride a bike. As you don't need a licence to do it, it's the only opportunity they will have to inspect your riding before they allow you out on track. Having said that, they will give you enough instruction to get you going on track and give you some confidence so you can have fun without the big worry. If you do a track day, you can have a marshal on a one to one all day long if you just ask Darren. Most lads are too afraid to ask for help. That's what the marshals are there to do. They get pissed off just riding round in a ring all day with nothing to do. It's much more satisfying to bring somebody along from the terror of "I'm gonna wreck myself and my bike, wtf am I doing at the top of pit lane?" (everybody has been there), to seeing a big grin on their face at the end of the day. Don't be afraid to ask. That is all.
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Track training day will give you the very basics. It's more for the marshals to see if you can actually ride a bike. As you don't need a licence to do it, it's the only opportunity they will have to inspect your riding before they allow you out on track. Having said that, they will give you enough instruction to get you going on track and give you some confidence so you can have fun without the big worry. If you do a track day, you can have a marshal on a one to one all day long if you just ask Darren. Most lads are too afraid to ask for help. That's what the marshals are there to do. They get pissed off just riding round in a ring all day with nothing to do. It's much more satisfying to bring somebody along from the terror of "I'm gonna wreck myself and my bike, wtf am I doing at the top of pit lane?" (everybody has been there), to seeing a big grin on their face at the end of the day. Don't be afraid to ask. That is all.
Cool, was thinking of doing it initially, will they do faster stuff also? Gotta be up in Dublin that day and it would tie in nicely, did the last two track days last year so I'd like to learn some of the faster stuff. If it's just slow stuff for the day I'd rather bring the cage, beating up the m8 on a little 250 is something I need to be motivated for.
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Cool, was thinking of doing it initially, will they do faster stuff also? Gotta be up in Dublin that day and it would tie in nicely, did the last two track days last year so I'd like to learn some of the faster stuff. If it's just slow stuff for the day I'd rather bring the cage, beating up the m8 on a little 250 is something I need to be motivated for.
Track training day will be of no use to you if you have already done a couple of trackdays. Go book a trackday for yourself in the intermediate group and ask Darren to appoint one of the marshals to you that you want some one to one sessions. Don't be surprised if the first session will be slower that you expect. He will be assessing your abilities on the bike. After that, he will give you some pointers and away you go. Just don't expect to be turned into Rossi overnight.
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If you do a track day, you can have a marshal on a one to one all day long if you just ask Darren. Most lads are too afraid to ask for help. That's what the marshals are there to do.
Cool, I guess it felt like they're available to help out, but they're not really there to give you a "full day 1:1 mentoring" as there might be other people interested in getting some help.
That's why I was interested in knowing if there were other options, even (obviously) paying a bit more. I would also like to have someone available throughout the day for setting up the bike (trying out some suspensions setting changes) and stuff like that.

Thanks for the tips though!
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Cool, I guess it felt like they're available to help out, but they're not really there to give you a "full day 1:1 mentoring" as there might be other people interested in getting some help.
That's why I was interested in knowing if there were other options, even (obviously) paying a bit more. I would also like to have someone available throughout the day for setting up the bike (trying out some suspensions setting changes) and stuff like that.

Thanks for the tips though!
Not usually anyone there to do suspension officially. It doesn't cost any extra to get one to one instruction. If you get some advice after one session, you will need to practice that in the next session and so on. Most advice will change how you ride the bike and it will feel alien to you at first, hence you can't change too much in one day. You'll revert back to your old riding style by the next trackday if you don't keep practicing it. Change one thing at a time until it will come natural next day. It could take a year of trackdays to change a riding style. Patience grasshopper, patience. Wax on , wax off.
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Anybody here thinking of going to the track day (International) on Saturday the 18th of May?
Maybe from around Cork and happy to share a rental van?

This is this year's calendar from the official website BTW

INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Saturday April 27th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday May 5th
TRACK DAY TRAINING - Wednesday May 15th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Saturday May 18th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday June 16th
NATIONAL TRACK - Monday June 24th
NATIONAL TRACK - Wednesday July 10th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Saturday August 3rd
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday August 11th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday September 8th

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Let's try again! Anybody going to the 3rd of August date?
I'm gonna probably rent a van from Cork, any company and cost sharing is appreciated!

Updated calendar from the Mondello website for 2019 dates:
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Saturday August 3rd
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday August 11th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday September 8th
NATIONAL TRACK - Wednesday September 18th
INTERNATIONAL TRACK - Sunday October 6th
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I wouldnít mind doing a track day now I donít need a bike for commuting.

Never done one and donít have leather trouser which might be a problem?
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Hi Charlie! You definitely need proper gear for a track day. First of all for your own safety, but also because there is a minimum set of clothing items you need to be wearing to be able to access any track day on serious circuits.

Most tracks require at least a one or two piece (with full zip) leather suit, leather boots and gloves and a full-face helmet.
These are the requirements for Mondello from their website:

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I'd argue that the back is, after the helmet, the most important piece of protective gear you should be wearing, even on the road, but that's just my opinion
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Hi Charlie! You definitely need proper gear for a track day. First of all for your own safety, but also because there is a minimum set of clothing items you need to be wearing to be able to access any track day on serious circuits.

Most tracks require at least a one or two piece (with full zip) leather suit, leather boots and gloves and a full-face helmet.
These are the requirements for Mondello from their website:



I'd argue that the back is, after the helmet, the most important piece of protective gear you should be wearing, even on the road, but that's just my opinion
Got some leather trousers now just need to sort the zips as they are opposites to each other, have all the other gear already so maybe next year I'll get myself down there.

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